Survey Metadata

NGR stream

British Columbia


BC RGS stream sediment and water survey, NTS 92G, southern Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland, British Columbia, 1989.

Location map

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External Links

Index Link
BC EMPR Regional Geochemistry ( LinkID=689 more)
Metadata page for BC Regional Geochemical Survey RGS 26 (NTS 92G). Includes links to related data.

Survey Description

In June to August 1989, a total of 922 sites were sampled for stream sediment, moss-mat sediment and stream water at an average density of 1 site per 10.8 km2.  Provincial parks were not sampled.  Samples were collected by truck, boat or helicopter depending on accessibility.  Moss-mat sediments were collected on Vancouver Island; stream sediments were collected on the Lower Mainland.  The data are published in British Columbia RGS 26/Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2184.

This survey was carried out using National Geochemical Reconnaissance (NGR) protocols.

Sampling Procedure

Moss-mat sediment samples weighing 1-2 kg were scraped from logs and boulders found within the active stream channel and placed in kraft-paper bags.  Unfiltered water samples were collected in 250 ml Nalgene bottles and precautions were taken to exclude suspended solids when possible.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Matysek, P.F., Gravel, J.L., Jackaman, W., Feulgen, S. (1990). British Columbia Regional Geochemical Survey, Stream Sediment and Water Geochemical Data, Vancouver - NTS 92G. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2184/British Columbia Regional Geochemical Survey 26, 137 pages. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1989-1990 Southern Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland, British Columbia, steam sediment and water surveys carried out in 1989 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
GSC Open File 2184 digital data ( FileID=1249 download)
The data are packaged as a single zip file, compatible with modern operating systems.
Introductory text for GSC Open File 2184 ( FileID=567 download)
This PDF file contains the introductory text for GSC Open File 2184.  It was scanned from the original document.  The data are not included in this file.
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2184 ( FileID=200 download)
WARNING: the data on the diskette may have been packaged as a 16 bit self-extracting executable file, which is incompatible with 64 bit Windows computers.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
49° 50° -124° -122°

The geographic extent of the survey is defined by the following polygons:

  • Covers NTS 94C (Mesilinka River) in north-central British Columbia.  It is bounded by latitudes 56° and 57° N and by longitudes 124° and 126° W.

  • Covers part of NTS 92G (Vancouver) on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  It is bounded to the northeast by the Strait of Georgia.


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